Cambridge family photographer 

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Cambridge family photographer

Thank you for visiting Louisa French Photography.  I am a Cambridge family photographer working throughout Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.  I’ve been photographing families and children for the last 6 years and LOVE what I do!  You can find out lots of information about my family photo shoots below, but if you have any other questions please do get in touch.  I look forward to working with you!


Cambridge family photographer



My style of family photography is natural and relaxed.  A family photo shoot with me is all about having fun and capturing real smiles, giving you a beautiful collection of modern family portraits.  My aim is to provide a record of your family that brings a smile to your face when it’s hanging on your wall – something your whole family will treasure forever.


I’m a family photographer and Mum of two fun-loving 11 and 8 year old kids.  We love to travel and enjoy all things outdoors together as a family.  Everybody is currently very excited about welcoming a new puppy to the family in a few weeks!


I’ve always photographed my family relentlesly – in fact they’re probably sick of it!  Each year I print a photo book of our adventures together.  Why leave your photos sitting on a computer when you can have a beautiful photo book to leaf through with your children!


A family photo shoot with me will involve enjoying the beautiful green spaces in and around Cambridge.  I’ve spent the last six years photographing toddlers to teens and know a wealth of gorgeous locations that all families can enjoy.  My family photo shoots are around 2 hours long, but very relaxed.  We ususally start at your home, then head out for a walk or to a place you love to visit.  There is plenty of time to climb trees, enjoy the playground, grab a hot chocolate or even paddle in a  stream – whatever your family likes to do!

Cambridge Family Photographer

Being in front of my camera is not about starchy poses and saying cheese with fake smiles.  I will give a little direction, for example placing you in an area of gorgeous light – but then its your turn to enjoy spending time with your nearest and dearest while I snap away and capture some beautiful photographs.



  • You choose the date, time and location for your shoot
  • Location suggestions for your family if you need it
  • Multiple locations (eg at home and the woods) during your shoot
  • 2 hour photo shoot
  • Around 40 final images to choose from
  • Seasonal styling mood boards and help choosing your family’s outfits
  • Choice of three digital and print photo Collections to purchase afterwards
  • Help arranging frames and wall art to update your home if you would like



  • Large prints are up to A4 and medium prints are up to 8×6 inches


I also offer a limited number of mini shoot days throughout the year for families.

With a mini photo shoot, I will choose a weekend date and suitable location for shooting.  Famililes that wish to book a mini session, can then choose which time slot they’d like on that day.   The shoot lasts around 30 minutes and includes 5 images as part of an all-inclusive price.  They are suitable to update one wall at home or gift a few new photographs to family.

The difference with a full family photo shoot, is you have more time and more flexibility.  We can choose the date to suit you and find a location that matches your family’s personality – whether that’s climbing trees in the woods, playing on the swings at the playground or enjoying a walk through the fields with your dog.  A full family shoot is around 2 hours, allowing for outfit changes and multiple locations, giving you a greater variety in your final photographs.  These are great for updating multiple walls in your home and gifting to family.

Cambridge family photographer



  • Date, time and location for your shoot chosen by the photographer
  • One shoot location
  • 30 minute photo shoot
  • Around 10-15 final images to choose from
  • Five digital image files for download
  • suitable for updating one wall at home
  • Great to give as gifts to friends and family
  • limited availability

Cambridge Family Photographer

My next family mini shoot days will take place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October in Cambridge and Nemarket.  To check availablility and book a session click here:


What if it rains?

I only ever schedule one family photo shoot per day, so we’ll start by moving the time of your shoot to avoid the rain.  If the forecast looks set to pour down all day, we’ll move your shoot to the next mutually available date.

How do I book?

Just fill in your details on the form at the bottom of this page, and we can start planning your perfect family photo shoot!

How far in advance do I need to book?

My availability very much depends on the time of year – March to November being my busiest months.  During busy times, my weekend family photo shoot dates book around 2-3 months ahead and weekday shoots 3-4 weeks ahead.  I do sometimes have last minute slots, so please contact me and I will see if I can squeeze you in.

Do you photograph babies?

Yes!  Although, due to the style of my work, and the fact that my shoots take place outside, babies need to be able to sit independently.

I hate the camera! Will you tell me how to pose?

Most families I photograph feel camera-shy!  But the good news is that my focus will be firmly on the children and their interation with you.  If the children are happy and enjoying the session, then you’ll soon relax and find yourself enjoying it too!  I’ll direct you slightly into the right places and offer advise on the most flattering poses but mostly, I’ll let you interact with your children and capture the fun as it unfolds.  

Do you photograph large family groups?

Yes!  I love photographing big family groups.  Often, a family photo shoot is bought for a grandparent’s birthday or anniversary, which is a great way of sharing the cost of some beautiful new portraits for everyone.  I don’t charge any extra for large family groups.

Can i bring my dog?

Absolutely!  Pets are just as much part of the family as people and I love including them in family portraits.  I’ve photographed families with all sorts of pets – from dogs and cats to horses, guinea pigs and stoats!

Stunning! Beautiful! Brilliant! Hotly anticipated photos left us speechless. The beauty in Louisa’s photographs is astonishing – not only does she capture those ‘moments’ but her compositions, use of light and colour, perspective – all comes together to provide a set of images of our family that we will all cherish forever. An incredibly talented photographer, who effortlessly put us all at ease and made the entire shoot fun for everyone. We are delighted with the results and feel very lucky to have had such an enjoyable experience. Could not recommend more highly …. be prepared for the fact you’ll want to buy and print your entire collection!

Elaine - Newmarket

Louisa is a lively and enthusiastic photographer who takes beautiful photographs.  Her settings are chosen with care and as a result her photographs are both artistic and interesting.  She works well with children informally and individually – also with larger family groups in more formal compositions. Well organised and a pleasure to work with, Louisa captured magic moments in our family photo shoot and we are thrilled with the results. I shall recommend her to all who ask me for a photographer.
Angela - Cambridge

Louisa is an exceptional photographer. It is not just the amazing images she captures, which totally reflect the characters of our family, but the manner in which she goes about a shoot – she is fabulous with little ones and has the whole family giggling and feeling stress free. I would highly recommend Louisa for a family photoshoot – at any stage of the year. We’ve done three sessions with her so far and she nails it every time!

Laura - Saffron Walden

An utterly stunning experience from start to finish! I have to confess to not being a fan of the camera, but instantly Louisa made the day fun, relaxed and we all forgot that we were being photographed!! Louisa was truly brilliant with the children……they had an absolute ball, both were hanging on her every word!!! Louisa’s eye for natural settings and her use of colours and scenes really is outstanding. It was a beautifully hard to choose from the collection we were sent, but going for a package of frames and the whole collection on a USB will allow us to always have each and every moment to hand! I can not recommend Louisa enough. Inspirational photographer, truly recommend.

Hannah - Cambridge


I’d love to work with you and your family.  If you’d like to enquire about potential photo shoot dates and start planning your ideal family shoot, please get in touch via the form below.  Cambridge family photographer


Louisa French Photography

Cambridge Photographer